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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that five beaches on St. Thomas, three beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix are not safe to swim or fish in. Lindbergh Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Water Bay, Vessup Bay and Frenchman’s Bay are

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By GEOFFREY GILLER/HAKAI MAGAZINE If you want to know where someone comes from, you might listen to how they speak. Their accent or use of particular words may give you clues to their provenance. As it turns out, the same is true for whales. In a new study, scientists show

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Global health emergencies understandably stoke fear, panic and wild claims. Exaggerations about Ebola were PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. And now rumors about Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, are taking the Internet by storm. One of the claims goes something like this: Zika is caused by genetically

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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. But the Zika virus outbreak is putting U.S. travelers off of visiting the Caribbean and Latin America – with 41 per cent planning to steer clear. Tour firms have yet to report dips due to the virus –

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PARIS — CGG has been awarded an extension to a major 3D seismic survey that the company successfully completed on the Caribbean coast, offshore Colombia, in late 2015. CGG is a French-based geophysical services company founded in 1931. The new survey follows on from the original 16,000-plus km2 survey CGG

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

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    Fish or Foul? Fishermen don’t know ST. GEORGE’S – Fishermen are in shock after a weird-looking creature with scales, feet, toes and a human-like nose was discovered in the ocean off of Grenada. The strange hybrid is actually a red-lipped batfish. It has human-like feet allowing it to

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WILLEMSTAD – Researchers have for the first time successfully raised laboratory bred colonies of a threatened Caribbean coral species to sexual maturity. The researchers of SECORE International – a leading conservation organization for the protection and restoration of coral reefs, the University of Amsterdam and the Carmabi Marine Research Station

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When it comes to big wind power projects, we’re starting to throw caution to — well, the wind. Sandia National Laboratories — with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy — is setting out to create towering offshore wind turbines with blades 650 feet long. That’s two and a half

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Where the oil spill is in Estate Richmond. CHRISTIANSTED – Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority officials said that they are finishing the cleanup of an oil spill of 50 gallons at WAPA’s fuel dock in Estate Richmond. “Crews worked throughout the night to remove spilled oil from both the

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